Insomnia Meaning in Urdu - Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

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Summary about Insomnia

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard to sleep or stay asleep and impairs routine activities It affects one-third of the adult population. The condition can be acute (short term) or chronic (long term). Acute insomnia lasts for 1 night while chronic insomnia is recognized by at least 3 nights of insomnia in a month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night to stay healthy. Insomnia, meaning in Urdu, is 'neend ka na aana'. Insomnia can be a disorder in itself or can result from any underlying condition.

A sleep medicine specialist in Pakistan is the best person to diagnose and treat your insomnia. Sleep medicine specialists include psychiatrists, neurologists, and other doctors in Pakistan with extra training to treat sleep problems.

On the basis of the cause of Insomnia may be;

  • Primary insomnia -  This type of insomnia occurs on its own and has no underlying health conditions that are responsible for this sleep disorder

  • Secondary insomnia -  This is a sleep disorder that causes trouble falling or staying asleep and the disorder occurs due to certain health conditions like asthma, cancer, depression, or the use of certain medicines.

On the basis of the disease severity, insomnia includes;

  • Acute insomnia - This type of insomnia occurs for a short time (usually 1 day) and may be followed by any stressful life event. Acute insomnia is also known as adjustment insomnia and the condition resolves on its own

  • Chronic insomnia -  This type of insomnia lasts for months or even years and is recognized as a sleep disorder. Chronic insomnia may be due to primary or secondary causes and needs management and Insomnia treatment.

Diagnosis of insomnia

Sleep disorders like insomnia are diagnosed by the doctor after asking questions related to sleep habits and medical conditions. The doctor in Pakistan may ask you to keep a sleep diary to record the timings of your falling asleep and waking up.

Treatment of insomnia

The treatment of insomnia does not resolve the disease completely but it helps manage the disease. The treatment of insomnia involves;

  • Sleep medicines may be prescribed by the doctor

  • Behavioral therapies may be provided to manage the disorder

  • Treatments to manage the diseases that lead to insomnia


Insomnia is a sleep disorder and needs immediate help. If left untreated, insomnia may result in certain complications that include;

  • Development of mental disorders like anxiety and depression

  • Trouble focusing on routine tasks

  • Increased risks or accidents 

  • Increased risk of developing medical issues 

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Symptoms of Insomnia

Chronic or acute insomnia has certain symptoms that are indicative of the disease. They include;

  • Trouble falling asleep

  • Difficulty in staying asleep

  • Unwanted wake-ups in the early morning

  • Fatigue

  • Memory disturbances

  • Lack of focus

  • Mood disturbances 

  • Feeling anxious when trying to sleep

  • Not feeling fresh after night’s sleep

  • Irritability 

Causes of Insomnia

Insomnia may be a primary problem or may occur secondary to certain chronic diseases. The common causes of insomnia include;

  • Stress 

  • Work schedule

  • Irregular sleep habits

  • Eating late in the evening

  • Taking caffeine before bed

  • Light or sound distractions

  • Sleep-related disorders

  • Age-related factors

  • Use of certain medications

  • Underlying medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, asthma, etc

  • Pregnancy

  • Pre-menstrual syndrome or menopause

Risk Factors of Insomnia

The risk of developing insomnia increases in certain individuals and under certain conditions. They include;

  • If you are a female

  • If you are an individual with age >60 years

  • If you have any medical condition like hypertension, diabetes, hypothyroidism, cancer, etc

  • If you have a stressful lifestyle

  • If you have irregular sleep patterns

  • If you have anxiety or any other mental disorder

Preventive Measures of Insomnia

Insomnia can be prevented by certain modifications in the lifestyle. It can be prevented by;

  • Maintaining regular sleep patterns

  • Avoid consuming caffeine before bedtime

  • Avoid using a screen and watching TV before sleep

  • Avoid eating heavy meals late at night

  • Avoid naps during the day

  • Exercise regularly

  • Make your environment comfortable before sleep

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